Michael G. Kharas: Featured News

In the Lab
Illustration of a fish inside a bubble-like structure. The fish has strands of genetic material coming from its mouth. Outside the bubble is a worm-like creature with an open mouth, ready to gobble up the fish.
Researchers Discover New Cancer Cell Vulnerability: Droplets in the Nucleus
SKI researchers have learned how tiny droplets prevent a cancer-causing type of messenger RNA from being degraded in leukemia cells.
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Kayvan Keshari
Fructose Could Play a Role in Targeting Leukemia
Leukemia cells metabolize fructose in a way that could make them easier to target with drugs.
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An illustration of a samurai riding a horse along a strand of RNA. The samurai’s sword is changing the letter A to the letter I.
Novel Tool Enables Study of Rare Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells
MSK investigators have used a lab tool originally developed to study fly nerve cells to uncover new findings about acute myeloid leukemia.
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How Stem Cells Decide Their Fate
Research in blood stem cells has revealed new information about how these cells decide what to become when they divide.
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An illustration of a samurai and a crab.
Ro Versus Musashi: How One Molecule Can Turn Cancer Cells Back to Normal
Researchers identify a compound that appears to eliminate tumor cells in a dish and in mice.
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An illustration shows Helios, the ancient Greek sun god, unwinding DNA
Something New Under the Sun: Study in Leukemia Finds Role for Helios Protein
MSK researchers have found that a protein that contributes to one type of leukemia when it’s missing can lead to the formation of a different leukemia type when it’s present.
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Histology images of stem cells and AML cells
Step by Step: Stem Cell Approach Provides New Models for Studying How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Progresses
A new laboratory tool will allow researchers to study the progression from normal cells to myelodysplastic syndromes to an aggressive type of leukemia.
Imagination to Discovery
Three emerging investigators are tackling the mysteries of biology and cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
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At Work: Cancer Biologist Michael Kharas
Cancer biologist Michael Kharas explores molecular processes that stem cells and tumor cells have in common.